Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tips For Your Refrigerator Maintenance

Nowadays, in an age of progressive technologies and various innovative solutions, it is pretty much impossible to actually imagine our daily living without all the wonderful devices, gadgets and gizmos that help us in our everyday routines.

With that said, even though we all live in a time when just about every single gadget is “smart”, it does not necessarily imply that we need to forget about the more basic things, such as our favorite home appliance. That is right – every single household has those and most people cannot imagine their day to day living without them. Will you be able to imagine not having a washing machine to do your laundry, can you imagine not having the microwave oven to heat up your food? And, of course, can you imagine living without a fridge? Where would you store all your food and keep it all from spoiling?

Well, regardless of what kind of refrigerator you may own, there is always a chance that it will begin to malfunction. People often say that the food in their freezer is not cold enough or that some of the food, especially meat, does not look right and smells bad.

If you have encountered a similar issue, do not be too quick to call a repair service. After all, the problem may not be as challenging as you think. In most cases, people can deal with it on their own. For example, if the temperature inside the freezer is not adequate enough, there is a chance that it is caused by the thermostat was accidentally switched and you need to lower the temperature by manually switching it back. At times, the food is not cold enough in the freezer simply because there is too much food in there to begin with, so the cold air cannot circulate properly. Don’t forget that you must not keep your fridge too close to the wall – the back of the fridge is where the heating system is and it must not be too hot or the fridge will start to malfunction indeed.

Nevertheless, sometime the above-mentioned solutions do not work. Well, in that case, it is best to make sure that you do get in touch with a qualified, genuinely experienced technician as soon as possible. After all, the problem may be pretty difficult to repair and you will only make things worse if you try and fix it on your own without the proper skills or expertise. Still, don’t forget to check all of the above things before you decide to call a Los Angeles appliance repair service and perhaps you will be able to resolve the issue on your own.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Proper Maintenance Of Your Home Appliances

We are all living in a time of impressive technological advancements as well as all kinds of genuinely innovative solutions that are meant to easily satisfy even the most refined needs and requirements. In fact, we are living in an age, when just about everything around us is “smart”. Just think about it – you have the smartphone, you probably own a smart watch. Perhaps even your car is “smart” and your home as well. Of course, all those smart solutions are incredibly useful and may well turn into invaluable assets that will provide you with great assistance in the future. Still, even though all those smartphones, personal computers, laptops and tablet PCs are very important, it does not necessarily imply that we must not take our home appliances into consideration. That is right – one way or the other, it is rather challenging to imagine doing laundry manually, without using the washing machine. Furthermore, where are you planning on storing all the food if you will not have a fridge? And all the microwaves, ovens, cook tops – all of those are crucial elements of just about any household. These may also be quite expensive. Nevertheless, regardless how luxurious your home appliances may be, they all have a tendency of beginning to malfunction over time. Hence, it is best to learn some of the most basic maintenance tips that will really allow you to make sure that your household appliances will not let you down in the future.

For starters, it is very important to keep in mind that any home appliances actually need proper maintenance every now and then. Dirt, dust and even moister tend to gather inside most of the machines and will eventually lead to certain technical issues that will prevent the appliances from working the way they should. And, of course, some of the appliances need regular maintenance more than others. For instance, air conditioners and fridges need to be thoroughly examined at least once a year by a qualified as well as genuinely experience technician, who will know how to clean them properly as well as within the very least amount of time possible. Of course, you will be able to clean some of the appliances from dust and dirt on your own, but some more challenging cases require a qualified and skillful engineer. Otherwise, you risk making things worse. One way or the other, making sure that your appliances are being regularly cleaned will surely ensure that they will last for a longer time indeed.

In addition, you must not forget that direct sunlight may lead to overheat and this is one of the many reasons why it is so genuinely important to keep all of your appliances as far away from direct sunlight as possible. Overheating may lead to some genuinely detrimental consequences and you will end up having to pay more money for repairs or even buy a new appliance to begin with. Moreover, keep the appliances away from moisture – it is also capable of deteriorating the device within the very least amount of time possible. Hence, simply place your appliances in a convenient spot that is not being hit by direct sun rays and not affected by moisture.

Finally, if you have reasons to believe that there is something wrong with one of your home appliances and you do not have the skills that are needed to handle the issue, it is best to get in touch with a qualified as well as genuinely experienced Los Angeles appliance repair expert who will be able to deal with the problem quickly and effectively.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Preventing Freezer Burn

The vast majority of households have a freezer. It is pretty much impossible to imagine a home without one. Why so? Well, due to the simple fact that a freezer helps in lowering the cost of food shopping. In addition, it allows you to store plenty of food for the future and it is incredibly convenient, especially if you have several people to feed. One way or another, having a freezer is pretty great. Nevertheless, just like anything else that is made by people, freezers also have some issues and quite annoying ones too. For example, too many people these days are witnessing freezer burn. You know that you’ve got a freezer burn if:

  • All the food is brittle on one spot and dry as well 
  • A part of the food is discolored 
  • The food smells awful in the discolored area 
  • The food does not have the right taste – furthermore, it is downright rotten! 

Despite the fact that the very name of the problem is most suggestive, freezer burn does not have anything to do with actual burning – it is just a mere term that is meant to describe the deterioration of the food in the freezer. As you are probably aware, all food has water molecules inside of it, especially if we are talking about meat. Once the food is frozen, those molecules are going to surface and turn into a thin layer of ice, which you will have seen a number of times. So, if the water is constantly drained from within the food, that food is going to become dehydrated. Consequently, the surface of the food, particularly the coldest part of it, will become discolored. Even though freezer burn is not a threat to your health or well being, it may easily ruin your food – that much is certain. However, thankfully, there are ways to prevent freezer burn from happening to begin with. Here are some tips which could prove to be quite useful indeed.

Typically, freezer burn is very easy to notice. It appears in form of ice crystals that appear on your food, especially on the coldest part of the food. Freezer burn often appears in patches, particularly if your freezer is filled with all kinds of food. This is because temperature in the freezer will vary and water will be literally drained from the food on the surface, turning into the freezer burn. It is especially obvious when you look at the meat that was affected by freezer burn – it becomes completely discolored, grey even. And while it may look dangerous, it is not – it will, however, affect the flavor of the food in a very negative way and may easily ruin your meal altogether.

Thankfully though, there are plenty of ways to prevent freezer burn from occurring to begin with. Even if your freezer is constantly “surprising” you with freezer burn, it does not necessarily imply that you need to repair or even replace it. Below we describe several common ways of dealing with the issue and preventing freezer burn from happening:

  • First of all, remember to keep the freezer door closed all the time or at least as often as possible. The temperature inside the freezer needs to be constant, otherwise there is a risk that freezer burn will appear. 
  • It is very important to keep temperature inside the freezer as constant as it is possible. See, if there are constant changes in temperature, freezer burn is more likely to occur. Hence, if you wish to maintain constant temperature, try placing containers of water inside. Furthermore, never put hot food in the freezer for obvious reasons. Finally, do not leave the freezer open for a long time!
  • Make sure that your food is packaged tightly. Since it is all about the air and it is draining all the water from the food, resulting in those ice molecules, it is only natural that you will need to seal all the food in special foliage or containers. That way you will be able to protect it from freezer burn. 

However, if the issue is constantly reappearing and nothing helps, perhaps it is time to seek help from a qualified and well-experienced Los Angeles appliance repair technician.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cleaning Your Home Appliances Without Hurting The Environment

No doubt, the market these days is pretty much filled with all sorts of cleaning solutions that are specifically designed to clean up any kind of mess or stains. Still, one should be aware that those cleaning solutions for home appliances are pretty much filled with all sorts of chemicals that, once released in the air, are polluting the environment and are not doing much good to the air.

With that said, in case you wish to keep your appliance cleaning eco-friendly and you do not wish to ruin the environment, chances are, you will be interested in some tips and tricks that could really help you benefit from the most effective options out there:

- In order to neutralize any unpleasant odors inside the fridge you can always place a container with baking soda. Still, this does not help in cleaning up the interiors of the fridge, does it? Well, you can actually grab a spray bottle and mix an equal amount of water and vinegar inside it. Shake the bottle and then use this mixture in order to clean the interiors of the fridge easily and effectively. Vinegar is very acidic and will deal with even the most difficult stains, but be sure to use a soft rug in order to avoid scratching the surface.

- Before you decide to call a technician, chances are, you should only clean up the dishwasher. What you can do is mix two cups of hot water with a half teaspoon of both castile soap and club soda and create a genuine all-purpose cleaner. This cleaner is great for any kind of stains and, more importantly, it will deal with grease and will make your dishwasher look and feel like new once more.

- There could be mold inside your fridge or dishwasher. It can be quite harmful when inhaled, so it is best to deal with it as quickly as possible. Well, you can mix one cup of water with a half-cup of hydrogen peroxide. There you go – you now have a natural cleaner. This solution will disinfect your appliances and will deal with mold in no time at all. Still, be sure to wear gloves when using it – the solution may at times irritate the skin.

- Some club soda and a squeezed lemon in a spray bottle is great for cleaning just about any kind of glass. That is right – the soda is perfect for the stains and lemon will easily deal with all the grease. Cleaning the glass is very frustrating and you should deal with the issues asap and this green alternative will help you get it done quickly as well as effectively.

- The coils on the rear of your fridge need to be cleaned as well. First of all, this will reduce the energy that your fridge will need to function and it will keep it working steadily for a longer time. In addition, by dusting it with a vacuum, you will keep the environment clean as well.

If you need more information or tips about cleaning your home appliances, Lerman Appliances will help. Please contact our Westlake Village Appliance Repair service representative to evaluate your issue.